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My 8-year-old son and I had a great time at this event. I was very impressed by the depth of involvement from sponsors and the many organizations working to protect the natural areas around us. It was fun, educational and a collaborative effort that I'm sure required a lot of work. Thank you!
I'm with you Ybul. The valley has changed and is changing, along with the rest of the nation. It's important to hold on to our heritage but not so tightly that we are blinded to tough issues staring us straight in the face. We are all transplants who have somehow contributed to the changes happening around us. We can stand on our high horses and proclaim wisdom for living here longer than others, or we can work together to find solutions.
Thank you to Ruthie's family and friends for sharing her story.
This is an exciting thing to happen to Steamboat and Colorado in a not-so-optimistic time. Thank you to all the hometown organizers who helped make this happen. I noticed the Denver Post's article yesterday noted how much various host towns raised but not Steamboat. It would be interesting for the Pilot to flesh this out a bit, so the community understands the planning and fundraising that goes into this type of event. Maybe there's already been mention of this, and I missed it.
No one in Steamboat seems to have a problem learning how to ride a bike. There are plenty of places to hone skills. Let's really look at this project before transforming open, natural space with fill dirt and weeds.
Common sense once again eludes the vacationer. Nice that he wants to blame everyone else for his lack of foresight. Perhaps he was hoping for downtown Steamboat circa 1950 - but then he probably wouldn't have been able to rent such fancy digs.
It is nice to see an out-of-towner bring the normally opposing forces of online opinions together!
I applaud the people and groups who put time and creativity into their parade entries. The dragon, singers/performers and animals added interest to what has become a long, hot and rather boring parade.
Parade organizers should strongly consider further limiting entries and making more rules. It seems silly that tow trucks (three, really?!), resort services and other business should be able to advertise their services at this community event. Why not highlight nonprofit groups only and give businesses the opportunity to sponsor the event? Signs clearly identifying organizations would be helpful too. Maybe some prizes to motivate groups to spend more than an hour with a six-pack of beer on their entries. A few people and balloons does not a float make.
Laurel Street staff did a great job of keeping school "business as usual" for the kids; especially with less than helpful weather. Thanks to the City of Steamboat for accommodating the kids in the Igloo while the tile was being removed. A comment from Laurel Street staff or a member of the Board of Directors would have been nice in this article.
These blankets have make me warm on many a cool night. Sorry to see you go!
Great additions. Hopefully restaurant reviews will be truly critical and cover all types of eateries. Tucker Shaw at the Post sets a great example with his reviews.
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